The Schweizer/Hughes 300c is one of the most widely-used training helicopters in the world. Originally designed and developed by Hughes Aircraft for the US Army as a training helicopter, the Schweizer (now manufactured by Sikorsky) has a reputation for power, performance, and a forgiving nature that makes it the perfect training helicopter.
Nearly 3,000 Schweizer/Hughes 300 helicopters have been built and flown over the last 50 years.
The 300c is a light piston-powered utility helicopter featuring a single, three-bladed main rotor. It is capable of seating one pilot and one or two passengers depending on configuration. The 300c has a maximum payload is 950 pounds and maximum air speed of 109 mph.
Canyon State Aero’s Schweizer 300c Helicopters
Canyon State Aero’s 300cs are maintained by an experienced maintenance staff of A&P mechanics on-site at our hangar at Falcon Field.
Schweizer 300 Compared to Robinson R22
Compared to the Robinson R22, another very popular training helicopter, the Schweizer offers a larger cabin and a higher cockpit payload to accommodate taller and larger passengers, a superb safety record and a more stable training platform according to most instructors who train on both. Its 3-bladed fully-articulated rotor system also offers a smoother ride and easier touchdown autorotations than the R22 due to more rotor inertia.